Aliases for NEIL3 Gene
External Ids for NEIL3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NEIL3 Gene
NEIL3 belongs to a class of DNA glycosylases homologous to the bacterial Fpg/Nei family. These glycosylases initiate the first step in base excision repair by cleaving bases damaged by reactive oxygen species and introducing a DNA strand break via the associated lyase reaction (Bandaru et al., 2002 [PubMed 12509226]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NEIL3 Gene
NEIL3 (Nei Like DNA Glycosylase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Telomere C-strand (Lagging Strand) Synthesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and single-stranded DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is NEIL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NEIL3 Gene
DNA glycosylase which prefers single-stranded DNA (ssDNA), or partially ssDNA structures such as bubble and fork structures, to double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). In vitro, displays strong glycosylase activity towards the hydantoin lesions spiroiminodihydantoin (Sp) and guanidinohydantoin (Gh) in both ssDNA and dsDNA; also recognizes FapyA, FapyG, 5-OHU, 5-OHC, 5-OHMH, Tg and 8-oxoA lesions in ssDNA. No activity on 8-oxoG detected. Also shows weak DNA-(apurinic or apyrimidinic site) lyase activity. In vivo, appears to be the primary enzyme involved in removing Sp and Gh from ssDNA in neonatal tissues. Seems to be an important facilitator of cell proliferation in certain populations, for example neural stem/progenitor cells and tumor cells, suggesting a role in replication-associated DNA repair.